School of Dance

FSU dance students to present ‘Fractured Form’

Florida State University’s School of Dance will present a performance featuring three choreographies by graduate students that examine, question and promote a new understanding of form. Master of Fine Arts candidates Julie Opiel, Bridget Close and Sarah Rose will present “Fractured Form” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, in the Nancy […]

FSU’s School of Dance and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography among best in the nation

Florida State University’s School of Dance and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) have been nationally recognized by College Magazine for their top-notch dance and choreography programs. College Magazine ranked Florida State No. 6 on the list of The 10 Best Schools for Dance in 2019 and No. 4 on the list of The […]

FSU School of Dance to present transformative works during annual ‘An Evening of Dance’

The Florida State University School of Dance will present “An Evening of Dance,” highlighting the broad scope of choreographic exploration and breadth of performance capabilities of the students and faculty. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall, located […]

FSU dance students to present Days of Dance concert series

Florida State University’s School of Dance will showcase the talent of its faculty and students in its annual Days of Dance concert series. The event features choreography set by faculty as well by graduate and undergraduate students. This year, students have created works from a wide scope of dance genres, including ballet, hip hop, ballroom […]

FSU dance students to present MFA concert

Florida State University’s School of Dance will present a captivating dance experience aiming to showcase a collage of choreographers’ perspectives on the “where,” the “who,” the “what” and the “how often.” Jasmine A. Booker, Ryan P. McMullen and Gianna Mercandetti will stage “…they go back the way they came” in partial fulfillment of the Master […]

FSU researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study. “It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the […]

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to host benefit concert for FSU School of Dance

Suzanne Farrell and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet will conclude a residency at Florida State University with a farewell performance and concert to benefit the FSU School of Dance. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall. Farrell, the Francis Eppes Professor of […]

FSU dance professor honored with lifetime achievement award

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar has used the power of dance to tell heartfelt, transformational stories throughout her entire career. The Florida State University professor’s own story was honored by The Bessies —the Tony Awards of the dance world — as she received the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance during a […]